Have your IQ tested already? Whether the answer is a YES or a NO, you want the testing to have some psychological fulfilments. Isn’t it? Now, there are reasons for testing IQ and these reasons are what make IQ testing important. Below is the importance of IQ test.
1. Social desirability
People might want to know their IQ score in order to get an approval of others or just get labelled as ‘intellectual’, be among the unusually high IQers or just get some prestige.
2. Social belongingness
IQ scores might set people apart from the general populace and place them among a particular group of IQers. For example, Mensa and Par are organisations to which a person with an IQ below 130+ cannot belong.
3. Academic success
IQ scores correlate with ‘book smartness’ and this is the major reason high IQers tends to perform well in school. People with relatively low IQ might be at a disadvantage. However, moderate IQers too can reach the same academic feat as a genius IQer. Ever seen an average IQer (IQ between 85 – 115) graduating summa cum laude?
Where IQ isn’t all that matters is that they don’t measure the actual intelligence of a person. So what do IQ tests really test? IQ tests measure IQ, and not necessarily intelligence, neither do they measure emotional intelligence.